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Night Lights Archive Connection: Jazz From Rehab

Sounds of SynanonThis weekend’s upcoming program, The Connection, takes a look at the music and movie version of Jack Gelber’s award-winning play about heroin addicts, a number of whom are jazz musicians. As a companion Night Lights program from our archives, check out Resolution: Jazz From Rehab, which features two early-1960s albums made by jazz musicians either in recovery or emphasizing a more humane way of treating addiction. Guitarist Joe Pass and pianist Elmo Hope were the nominal leaders of, respectively, the West Coast-oriented Sounds of Synanon and the hardbop-rooted Sounds From Riker’s Island. There’s much more on the program and its accompanying page, including a video of Pass performing not long after Sounds of Synanon was released.

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